Airbus wins 42-satellite order
July 6, 2022
By Chris Forrester
Airbus has won an order for 42 satellite platforms along with their support services. The order comes from Northrop Grumman which will use add its own payloads to the platforms. The ultimate customer is the US Space development Agency.
The Airbus/Northrop concept is to use the bulk supply order to provide more power within a smallish 300-500 kgs unit.
The decision is good news for the Airbus/OneWeb joint venture satellite manufacturing facility in Merritt Island, Florida. The joint venture has ramped up production of the OneWeb satellites to about two craft per day. It has already produced more than 400 of the 648 satellites on order for OneWeb.
Headquartered in Arlington, VA and operating under a Special Security Agreement (SSA), Airbus US Space & Defense offers advanced solutions to meet the most complex US defence, security, space and intelligence requirements. A long time US government partner, Airbus US leverages world-class satellite, laser communication, rotary and fixed wing solutions to help its National Security focused customers meet their missions.